Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trick or Treat: Sodas, sugar, aging and acne

It's the sugar in sodas that a recent study found causes faster aging via shortening DNA telomeres.  There are other studies that show how sugar binds to collagen in the skin via glycation, stiffening the collagen so it cannot function properly and accounting for some wrinkles and saggy skin.  In addition, a high sugar (high glycemic) diet has been linked (in multiple dermatologic studies) to acne.

Hmmm....bad news for Halloween weekend.

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